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AUVSI 2012: Sense and avoid efforts need to be increased

6th August 2012 - 23:25 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Las Vegas

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An industry expert has called for more effort to be put into the development of sense and avoid technology if UAVs are expected to be able to fly in non-segregated airspace in line with the authorities' schedules.

Gerald Sayer, president of GL International, said there are still challenges in the development of this, and it is not clear whether or not systems will be developed on time. 

'Stakeholders in this must participate and work together,' Sayer explained. 'It [sense and avoid technology] is needed to replace not only the eyes but the brain of the pilot.

'The development of UAS

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Beth Stevenson

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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